BCHC to Offer Wound Care in Specialty Clinic
The Buchanan County Health Center is pleased to announce that its Specialty Clinic will offer Wound Care, beginning Thursday, Aug. 21. Konnie Rindle, RN, from Unity Point Allen Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center will offer clinic hours from 8 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Some of the issues addressed in a wound care setting include:
- Diabetic Ulcers
- Venous Ulcers
- Wound Flaps
- Post-Surgical Wounds
- Pressure Ulcers
- Ischemic Ulcers
- Traumatic Wounds
The aim of an individualized wound treatment is to promote healing and speed the recovery process. Possible treatment techniques used include:
- Dressings: Some have medicines or chemicals within the fibers of the dressing which promote healing and limit the potential for infection; there are also different levels of absorbency.
- Compression Therapy for control of swelling.
- Debridement: Removal of unhealthy tissue in the wound bed so healthy tissue can grow.
- Topical Treatments: creams, lotions, ointments.
- Nutritional Guidance: Wounds need certain vitamins, minerals and proteins in order to heal properly.
- Additional medical tests to get to the underlying cause of why a wound won’t heal.
Rindle earned her nursing degree from Hawkeye Community College and has worked in the wound care field for more than 10 years. For more information or to make an appointment, call the BCHC Specialty Clinic at 319-332-0950.